Albert "Bill" William Wood
Jul 4, 1932 – Jan 21, 2016
Albert “Bill” W. Wood was born July, 4th, 1932, in Eugene, Oregon and passed away January 21, 2016, in Kent, WA at the age of 83 years old. He experienced a fatal heart attack in his home early in the day, but was surrounded by family at Valley General Hospital where he peacefully passed away around 6pm.
Bill graduated from West Seattle High School in 1951 and remained connected with his classmates over the years. He served in the Navy during part of the Korean War, received his B.A. from Central Washington University, and his Masters from Seattle University. He taught for the Highline School District and retired from his career as the Director of Student Placement. On a ski bus to Snoqualmie he met his future wife Carol Mock, also a teacher in the Highline School District. They married on July 23rd, 1976 in Friday Harbor. They enjoyed boating in the Puget Sound and throughout the San Juan Islands on their 24 foot Sea Ray “Rendezvous” before settling down to have a family in Normandy Park, WA.
Bill always wanted to help others whether it was his family, friends, or community. He belonged to the Highline Exchange Club, volunteered his time in the Marina Pointe HOA, and served on the planning committee for his 60th high school reunion. He was a loving and supporting husband and father, a rock for his family. He is survived by his wife Carol Wood, daughter Denise Alexander, granddaughters Sam, Stephanie, and Sara, daughter Kelli Wood (Kris) Geren, grandson Grayson, son Brent Wood, sister Barbara (Walt) Stredicke, niece Teri (Chris) Stehr, nephew Steve (Sara) Stredicke (Cole, Riley, and Stella), brother and sister in law Boyd (Maralyn) Lindholm, nephews Jeff, Steve, and Michael Lindholm; Jeff and Bob Tatum.
At his request there will be no service. His ashes plan to be spread throughout the Puget Sound. Please sign the guestbook and share your memories with his family and friends.
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